Turkish Bass Önay Köse recently completed his Master’s Degree and obtained his Artist Diploma in Opera Studies at the Juilliard School. He is now a member of Berlin's famed Komische Oper, where his roles include the Nightwatchman in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Prince Gremin in Eugene Onegin, Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte and Pluto in the Monteverdi/Katz-Chernin version of Orpheus. Mr. Köse also makes his debut with Oper Frankfurt this season as Sparafucile in their new production of Rigoletto.

In March 2014, Önay Köse made his Alice Tully Hall debut in a Juilliard Vocal Arts Recital. He also appeared in a Young Artists Concert at the Salzburg Festival. In 2015 he made his Carnegie Hall Debut as the Bass soloist in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the New York Youth Symphony. During past seasons, as part of his studies at the Juilliard School, he appeared as Pantalone in Le donne curiose, Priest/Badger in The Cunning Little Vixen, Bartolo in Le Nozze di Figaro, Prince Gremin in Eugene Onegin and Le Roi in Cendrillon. Last season he was seen as Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte. Mr. Köse has also sung the Cappadocian in Salome with Opera San Antonio.